I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder...

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Dear Car Talk | May 01, 1995

Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a '93 Geo Metro with a three cylinder engine. It's been very reliable. We are interested in a '95 four door Geo Metro, but have learned that they all have four cylinder engines. Will these four cylinder engines be as good as the three cylinder?

RAY: Oh, sure. You'll just have to be careful not to give yourself whiplash from the rocket-like acceleration!

TOM: My guess is the four cylinder will be even better than the three cylinder, because it won't be working quite as hard. Around town, the three cylinder is almost adequate for a car that size (actually pedals would be adequate), but on hills and at highway speed, that fourth cylinder is a real plus.

RAY: You can trust him on this, Mark. His '63 Dodge Dart is always alternating between three and four cylinders, so he knows exactly what he's talking about.

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